Today was a long day. I went to the gym after work and got in a good leg workout and then headed to Cranbury Buy Rite to pick up a bomber of Sierra Nevada Hoptimum that Matt set aside for me. Totally excited to try that. Anyways, I’m sore and it’s definitely time for a beer. This is a beer that I have no idea why it was on my list of beers to try. I’m not a fan of “Euro Pale Lagers.” So, here goes.
Style: Euro Pale Lager
Trivia: According to wikipedia, “Birra Moretti was an Italian brewing company, founded in Udine in 1859 by Luigi Moretti. In 1996 the company was acquired by Heineken International. The brewing plant in Udine was sold to the newly formed Birra Castello S.p.A.; Moretti is now a brand of Heineken.”
Random: I’ve heard a lot about this beer, which is surprising because it’s a Euro Pale Lager, typically a style that is not one that gets talked about a lot.
This brew poured with a one finger white head that dissipated really quickly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear straw yellow color with moderate visible carbonation. The nose was skunky with some grain, but overwhelmingly skunky. I can tell, I’m not going to like this at all. On the taste, some carbonation came out and although it smelled skunky like a macro, it was slightly better. It was definitely a crisp beer, but there really was nothing to it. It was watery with a hint of bite (and I mean and ever-so-slight). The finish is a little bit on the skunky side, but not overwhelming. On the positive side, I could easily down these because there was just nothing to them. But, that’s also the bad side. It was just a very bland beer and not something I would rush back to. But, if I had to drink a Euro Pale Lager, this would be it.
Untappd Rating: 2.5/5.0